We have really enjoyed Grenada and her dependent islands, but the time had come to leave and go in search of sunshine. Leaving a country means 'clearing out', fortunately this can now be done in Tyrell Bay and Darrell only had a short dinghy ride over to the office. He then spent time filling in the same forms that we filled in on arrival, but this time he had to circle departing. Luckily he had kept the parts of our entry forms from the plane so he could hand them over too. The customs officer ignored the fact that we had gone over our one month cruising permit by a couple of days (phew, that saved us ec$70!).
|Rain in Tyrell Bay.|
While he was away more boats anchored near by, but to Sarah's great relief we didn't drag the anchor or hit anything as we swung. In fact by the time a damp (well dripping significantly) Darrell returned from customs, Sarah was quite relaxed and was sorting the wifi.
She then had to listen to Darrell's custom tale. Although the office on the quayside was open they were not clearing people in. So he had to walk to the airport. Here he saw the traditional three people, customs, immigration and someone who relieves you of money. It was ec$70.45, that was ec$70 for the cruising permit and 45 cents for the three pieces of paper he had to sign. It's good to be back in the Caribbean!
Our position in the bay by the reef enabled us to watch the kite surfers performing along the reef, or landing on it when the rain storm hit.
|A Kite Surfer showing his skills off Happy Island, Clifton, Union Island.|
|Another showing flair|
|Conch shells waiting for a use.|